Our Mission

The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Florida is dedicated to the mitigation of suffering and death due to cancer and blood disorders through laboratory and clinical research-based patient care and education.

Highly Ranked UF Health is ranked as a top Cancer program in the country by U.S. News and World Reports. We are the only Cancer Center of Excellence in North Central Florida.

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84,000 SF Our students and faculty enjoy more than 84,000 SF of space dedicated to cancer research.

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Message from our Chief

Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD

Welcome to the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida. The Division is made up of 40 talented faculty members with diverse backgrounds and experience, all of whom share a common goal of providing excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. The Division is also home to 15 hematology and oncology fellows. Faculty within the Division of Hematology & Oncology specialize in the treatment of all types of cancers and hematologic (blood) disorders including solid tumor cancers, hematologic cancers, and non-cancerous hematologic disorders. Our faculty have expertise in all aspects of cancer care, including chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, and bone marrow transplantation. We are an important part of the UF Health Cancer Center, and our faculty work closely with clinical, laboratory, population science, and other research colleagues. In addition to working to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and blood disorders, the Division of Hematology & Oncology is dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of physician leaders in the field of hematology/oncology. We welcome you to explore our website and learn more about our Division.

Dr. Markham

Division of HEM Onc News

Zhijian Qian earns Pierre Chagnon Professorship

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The University of Florida College of Medicine Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine is pleased to announce Dr. Zhijian…

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Welcome to Ilyas Sahin, MD – Gastrointestinal…

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  Ilyas Sahin, MD is an assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr…

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Welcome to Jesus Fabregas, MD, MPH, FACP –…

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Jesus Fabregas, MD, MPH, FACP is an assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine…

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UF Health Cancer Center Research News

UF-Tulane collaboration discovers new ways to study cancer-causing herpesviruses

Two heads are better than one, the saying goes, but in this case a collaboration of three investigators, each specializing in a different herpesvirus, proved to be far more than…

UF discovery could lead to earlier pancreatic cancer treatments

Pancreatic cancer often lurks as a silent disease. With no known symptoms, it can progress undetected and spread to other organs. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 60,000…

UF Health unveils imaging machine, one of 42 in world, to tackle difficult cancers

UF Health is now the first site in the southeastern United States to house a groundbreaking device that will provide personalized cancer treatment by combining extremely detailed magnetic resonance imaging,…

UF study: Physical activity, diet improve after bariatric surgery, but do not meet recommended levels

In a long-term study of adults who have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery, University of Florida researchers found participants’ physical activity and diet quality improved after surgery, but fell short…